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epa must enforce methane emissions rules immediately after court decision

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epa must enforce methane emissions rules immediately after court decision

enlarge/ in some cases, stray methane is burned to limit how much escapes into the atmosphere.lawrence berkeley labshare this storythe trump administration suffered a legal blow on monday when the us court of appeals for the district of columbia ruled (pdf) that the environmental protection agency (epa) must enforce methane emissions rules that were finalized by the obama administration in mid-2016.the rules established performance standards for new drilling operations, and they required many oil and gas companies to conduct an initial survey of methane leaks by june 3, 2017. changing finalized rules is often a lengthy and painstaking process, and trump’s epa administrator scott pruitt ann...